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Today’s Soul Birthdays – October 18
Laura Nyro – American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and the 5th Dimension recording her songs.
Wynton Marsalis – American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted classical and jazz music, often to young audiences.
Chuck Berry – American singer, songwriter and guitarist, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.